Center and Periphery: Israel in American Jewish Life
Publication Date: January 1999
Author(s): Chaim I. Waxman
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: American Jews; Israel attachment; Jewish identification
Coverage: United States Israel
The Six-Day War is widely seen as having had major impact on American Jewry, including its relationship with Israel. Whether the changes brought about in that relationship were 'revolutionary,' as suggested by some, is another question. In any case, there is considerable evidence that Israel moved from the periphery to the center in the structure and culture of American Jewish community.